Volunteers from Eel River Bar First Nation in NB deliver supplies to elders amid COVID-19 outbreak
A group of volunteers from Eel River Bar First Nation in New Brunswick is doing its part to help keep elders in the community safe during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
With a half-ton truck full of cleaning supplies and groceries, Carol Simonson heads out into her community to help the most vulnerable.
“With our little project, it is giving people hope that there is still good in humanity,” said Simonson.
She said that many stores in the rural community have been running low on cleaning supplies since the outbreak of the virus.
She and a small group of volunteers did not want to see anyone go without, especially the community’s elders.
“Our elders and immune-compromised, they have so many limitations and we are doing what we can to ease any frustrations,” she said.
Simonson said she grabbed whatever she could from their own cupboard, collected other donations from the community, thoroughly sanitized it all and set out to deliver much-needed cleaning supplies and grocery items to people in the community self-isolating.
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“Being locked down and not being able to go anywhere, it is difficult. So we are trying to do what we can,” she said.
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